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Measures taken by IFT with regard to Mexico's telecoms sector haven't been welcomed by Latin America's largest telco América Móvil, which has officially stated that a licence to offer pay-TV must be granted to it.

With over 73 million wireless subscribers and 21.7 million fixed-RGUs, Carlos Slim's company is a dominant operator in Mexico, a position which has driven the country's telecom regulator, the IFT, to introduce measures to stop the company from getting too much power.

Through its quarterly report, the telco has indicated that it is tired of such regulations in a changing market. "The Mexican telecommunications market has undergone significant change as a consequence of the telecommunications reform. There is more intense and effective competition in the Mexican market, as our competitors themselves have asserted. On this account America Movil should not be in a position to subsidise our competitors by way of asymmetric interconnection rates and other regulatory asymmetries.

"In addition it is of the essence that América Móvil be granted the concession to offer pay-TV services to continue to increase competitiveness in the market," stated the telco.

The company's Q3 revenues in Mexico came in at over $4 billion, 5.7% less than last year.